A proud history of resisting invasion and injustice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strong, smart and resilient. We have always resisted invasion and injustice.

From the first warriors who stood tall against invading ships; to the protestors who organised the first Day of Mourning on 26 January 1938; to the 1960s Freedom Riders who shone a light on Australian segregation; to the defenders of Country in the land rights movement; to the Tent Embassy activists who set up one of the world's longest-running protests; to the establishment of the ALS as Australia's first community legal centre in 1970; to more recent protests against removal of children and for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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